How to Act On Set with That One Auditions’ Alyshia Ochse – Just Shoot It 115

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Tune in for a special crossover episode with actress, author, and host of the podcast That One Audition, Alyshia Ochse. Having acted in True Detective, Ballers, Life Sentence, and a variety of soap operas, Alyshia has years of auditioning experience and set work under her belt. She also hosts the podcast, “That One Audition,” where she interviews top actors and discuss their most life-changing audition tales. In this episode, we cover the dos and don’ts of auditioning, from both the actor and director perspectives. We also discuss what truly goes into commercial casting, as well as tips for self taping and acting reels.
You can learn more about Alyshia and “That One Audition” at https://alyshiaochse.com and https://alyshiaochse.com/podcast/.

Making Your Short Film Work For You with Jesse Atlas – Just Shoot It 114

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This week we sit down with writer/director Jesse Atlas, known for his high-concept, character driven genre thrillers. Having directed the hit short films “Record/Play” (Sundance, 2013) and “Let Them Die Like Lovers” (Tribeca, 2018), Jesse talks about how to leverage your short film and expand it into a feature or series. Listen in as Jesse provides invaluable tools and strategies for making the most out of your short.
He also tells us all about his class “Storytelling For Short Form Content,” a workshop which teaches how to develop your brand/voice for your short. Learn more about his class and check out both shorts at autonomika.com.

Professional Pranks and Magic Tricks with Dan Siegel and Shane Spiegel – Just Shoot It 113

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Dan Siegel (writer/producer) and Shane Spiegel (director/producer) are a comedy duo and the creative geniuses behind the Universal Kids show, “Junk Drawer Magical Adventures”. In this episode Dan and Shane tell us about the development and making of show, as well as their experiences pulling off elaborate pranks for the Captain Underpants franchise and on prank TV shows. Trust us, you won’t want to miss this truly hilarious episode. Be sure to keep an eye out for “Junk Drawer Magical Adventures” on the Universal Kids Channel (coming soon!). Til then, if you’re looking for a laugh check out the short videos Dan and Shane shot for the “Captain Underpants Pranks For Good” Contest at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVUTZTqSomU and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qqFuxAUNJ8.

Pitching the Pitch with Spencer Lee Griffin – Just Shoot It 112

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Join us for a conversation with Spencer Lee Griffin, Head of Live Action Development and Production at Stoopid Buddy Stoodios. Having previously worked as an executive producer for College Humor, Comedy Central, and MTV, Spencer is a seasoned comedy producer. In this episode he shares with us how to write a compelling treatment for your TV show, as well as how to sell both yourself and your script to a network. Tune in for a great episode on pitching and TV writing! You can learn more about Spencer and Stoopid Buddy at http://www.spencerleegriffin.com/ and http://www.leagueofbuddies.com/.

From Indie Features to Ryan Murphy shows with Maggie Kiley – Just Shoot It 111

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We sit down with film and television director, Maggie Kiley (Scream Queens, American Horror Story, Riverdale, 9-1-1) to discuss her journey from acting in New York to directing in LA. In this episode Maggie discusses how she utilizes her acting background onset, the importance of listening when directing for television, and how to cultivate a strong mentor-mentee relationship.

Be sure to look out for Maggie’s name during upcoming episodes of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and George R.R. Martin’s, Nightflyers.

From Indy Mogul to Indie Feature w Bobby Miller – Just Shoot It 110

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This week we sit down with writer/director, Bobby Miller to discuss the making of his debut feature film, The Cleanse (now playing!). In this episode Bobby shares his experiences working with A-list talent and Animatronics, the importance of resilience in Hollywood, and the power of a haunting ending to close out your movie.

To learn more about the The Cleanse, visit TheCleanseFilm.com or Letsgetpure.com.

Respecting the (Commercial) Process w Jordan Brady (Crossover) – Just Shoot It 106

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Commercial directing guru Jordan Brady from the Respect the Process podcast joins us to do a crossover episode. We talk about traditional vs. branded content worlds, and tips and tricks of commercial directing.